Within a purple frame that has tiny white polka dots, we see the words "free pattern" above the photo of a Tall Barbie modeling a tank top and shorts. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in the lower left corner, reminding us to go to ChellyWood.com for the free patterns and tutorials you'll need to make these tall barbie doll clothes.

Reversible Tank Top and Shorts for Tall Barbie Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the third set of bullets. That’s right! The tank top pattern I’m sharing with you today is reversible! But please be advised: I’m linking you to a tank top tutorial for making a Bratz-sized reversible tank top. That’s okay though… Bear with me! The patterns look slightly different, but the instructions are exactly the … Continue reading Reversible Tank Top and Shorts for Tall Barbie Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

A purple and blue quilted frame encompasses the edges of a photo of Butterick's 6664 doll clothes sewing pattern which is standing upright next to a Black Barbie who models one of the dresses shown on the pattern's packaging. This dress is a long 1980's style of caftan. It should be noted that a photograph of celebrity Marie Osmond appears on the envelope of the Butterick 6664 doll clothes pattern. The Chelly Wood dot com logo is also shown at the side of the frame.

The Pattern that Taught Me How to Alter Doll Clothes — Butterick’s Marie Osmond 6664 Wardrobe #DonnyAndMarie #MarieOsmond

I learned to sew when I was very young (at age 3 I sewed a simple purse), but I credit the Butterick’s Personality Doll Wardrobe #6664 with teaching me how to alter my doll clothes patterns. I had a Marie Osmond Barbie doll, and I loved to sew for her, but for whatever reason, this particular pattern offered doll clothes that were slightly too big … Continue reading The Pattern that Taught Me How to Alter Doll Clothes — Butterick’s Marie Osmond 6664 Wardrobe #DonnyAndMarie #MarieOsmond

The image shows a blue frame surrounding the words "museum tour" and the Chelly Wood dot com logo, alongside a photo of a Petite Barbie doll staring at a bust of an African man wearing impressing garb.

Pictures from my trip to Paris and the museums I visited #ParisTrip #AmWriting

Today’s video is a break from my normal routine. Back in 2014, my daughter and I took a trip to Paris. I took these photos in museums all around Paris, and now I thought it might be fun to upload them and see what you think. Feel free to leave comments and/or suggestions. Should I have narrated, or was it fun to just look at … Continue reading Pictures from my trip to Paris and the museums I visited #ParisTrip #AmWriting

This thumbnail shows a cloud-shaped 1970's style rainbow in the colors yellow, blue, green, and purple, superimposed on the usual purple cotton fabric background frame that Chelly Wood dot com often uses for its thumbnails. This frame surrounds a cell phone with a photo of a vintage Barbie in an ice skating outfit (Skate Mates). The theme for this "Do a Pick" post is "outdoor winter fun." If you click on this thumbnail in the gallery, it will take you to the "do a pick" game where you get to choose three costume options from a vintage Barbie catalog.

Let’s Do a Pick — Outdoor Winter Fun! #DoApick #vintageDollCollector

When I was a kid, whenever it was playtime with dolls, we would lay out all our dolls and their clothing items. Then we would “do a pick.” That’s where you take turns picking which doll or dolls you’ll play with and which outfits or accessories you’ll get to play with. Your playtime companion would take a turn picking her dolls, clothes, and accessories too. … Continue reading Let’s Do a Pick — Outdoor Winter Fun! #DoApick #vintageDollCollector

A blue frame surrounds a photo of a blond Strawberry Shortcake character doll who is modeling a white shirt and black mini skirt that were designed by Chelly Wood. The overlay says "free pattern" and the Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in the lower right corner.

Sew a party skirt and top for Strawberry Shortcake and other 5 to 6 inch dolls w/today’s free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #DollClothesPatterns

Are you looking for the patterns? Scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s project is relatively simple to make, even for those of you who are just learning to sew. Because this mini skirt is so small, you’ll need to use elastic cord instead of braided elastic. With elastic cord, you don’t need to run a safety pin through the casing, like I show … Continue reading Sew a party skirt and top for Strawberry Shortcake and other 5 to 6 inch dolls w/today’s free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a JC Toys Lil' Cutesies doll modeling a handmade pair of overalls with a long-sleeved dolls shirt. The baby doll rests in a cradle with a handmade quilt behind her. The overlay reads, "free pattern" and the Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in one corner.

Make a long-sleeved shirt and overalls for baby dolls w/today’s free doll clothes patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #crafter

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Back in December I gave you my baby doll overalls pattern, and then last week I gave you the pattern and tutorial video for making the long-sleeved shirt that goes under the overalls. Today I’m placing all of these patterns and tutorial video links in one spot, for easy access. I … Continue reading Make a long-sleeved shirt and overalls for baby dolls w/today’s free doll clothes patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #crafter

The image shows a handmade oven hot pad, sewn using holiday printed fabric, which can be purchased online at StayWellHealthFoods.com

Where do you sell your handmade items? #CraftFair #Handmade

This past holiday season, it occurred to me that my pot holders — many of which are 10 years old or older — were starting to look pretty shabby. I was thinking about buying myself some new ones, when I wandered into my local health food store, Stay Well Health Foods, and discovered that handmade goods were being sold there. They had hand-knitted scarves and … Continue reading Where do you sell your handmade items? #CraftFair #Handmade

Framed by purple cotton, we see a JC Toys Lil Cutesie baby doll modeling a handmade shirt with long sleeves. The overlay says "free pattern" and the Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in one corner.

Sew a long-sleeved shirt for baby dolls with today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #LearningToSew

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Back in December I gave you my baby doll overalls pattern. Now I’m posting the pattern and tutorial video for making the little shirt that goes under the overalls. In today’s tutorial video, I mention my Fiskars little snippers, which I use in a lot of my tutorial videos, when … Continue reading Sew a long-sleeved shirt for baby dolls with today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #LearningToSew

This thumbnail shows a cloud-shaped 1970's style rainbow in the colors yellow, blue, green, and purple, superimposed on the usual purple cotton fabric background frame that Chelly Wood dot com often uses for its thumbnails. This frame surrounds a cell phone with a photo of a vintage Barbie wearing the Burr Furr vintage doll clothes outfit. The text reads "Do a Pick" winter fashion show. If you click on this thumbnail in the gallery, it will take you to the "do a pick" game where you get to choose three costume options from a vintage Barbie catalog.

Let’s Do a Pick — a winter fashion show with vintage dolls! #DoApick #vintageDollCollector

When I was a kid, whenever it was playtime with dolls, we would lay out all our dolls and their clothing items. Then we would “do a pick.” That’s where you take turns picking which doll or dolls you’ll play with and which outfits or accessories you’ll get to play with. Your playtime companion would take a turn picking her dolls, clothes, and accessories too. … Continue reading Let’s Do a Pick — a winter fashion show with vintage dolls! #DoApick #vintageDollCollector

Within a purple frame, we see a photo of a Disney Princess doll (Ariel) modeling a tee shirt and casual pants. The text says "free pattern" and the Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in one corner.

Let’s make casual doll clothes for a Disney Princess doll w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SewingPatterns #CraftyMom #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Two weeks ago, I gave you the pattern and tutorial for making this raglan-sleeved T-shirt for your Disney Princess dolls. It does fit them a little loosely, but it’s not a bad fit. Today I’m adding a pants pattern, which will fit most of your Disney Princess 10 inch … Continue reading Let’s make casual doll clothes for a Disney Princess doll w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SewingPatterns #CraftyMom #DollClothesPatterns

In this thumbnail image, a photo of a Petite Barbie modeling a turquoise blue sun dress is framed by a turquoise blue fabric square. The words "free pattern" are angled above the photo of the Petite Barbie wearing the sundress. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in the corner.

Free printable sun dress pattern for Petite Barbie is perfect for beginners #LearningToSew #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s free sun dress pattern may look familiar to you. That’s because it has been available on this website as a JPG-only pattern. Today I’m converting it to a PDF pattern for your easy download. You’ll also notice, in the image at the top of today’s blog post, that … Continue reading Free printable sun dress pattern for Petite Barbie is perfect for beginners #LearningToSew #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a quilted frame around the Chelly Wood doll (really a re-painted Spin Master Liv doll that looks like the doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood), and a thought bubble displays that she is having red and white striped jersey fabric thoughts.

How do you stop obsessively thinking about your sewing projects? #SewingProjects #DollClothesPatterns

  My brain has been stuck on the idea that I need to sew the red and white striped T-shirt from my Simplicity 8281 vintage doll clothes pattern for months now. Of course I have other, more important projects underway. For Christmas, I was busy sewing doll clothes for a family I know, and after talking to the mother for this family of children, we … Continue reading How do you stop obsessively thinking about your sewing projects? #SewingProjects #DollClothesPatterns